Today we’d like to introduce you to Kevin Pereira.
Hi Kevin, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I started playing instruments when I was 12 years old and started writing cover songs at 13. When I was 19 I had a group of friends in college that were all musicians and recording artists, so inspired by their love for music I decided that I would pursue a recording career as well and started the Malisha Krew Entertainment, my independent label. A few years later I decided that I would do music full time and dropped out of college to pursue my music career. For the next eight years, I built and ran a studio in my living room, a year ago I was finally able to move my studio to a bigger location at House of Dreams which is a recording studio located in the El Salvador Corridor in Los Angeles where I run the Mamba Room as an engineer and host a monthly show called Dreamfest which is my way of giving other artists a platform as I wish someone would have given me when I was starting. It has taken me a long time to get where I am as an independent artist, independent label owner, ghostwriter for Warner Brothers and part of the developing artist community around me.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Switching lanes into a music career was not an easy transition. I had to drop out of college to take it as more of a full-time job and my family wasn’t so happy with that decision. None of my family or friends were very supportive in the beginning but that didn’t stop me from continuing my journey. I was constantly made fun of by my closest friends and family as no one took my music career seriously and in a way, I understand since I was just starting off of course they didn’t see my work ethic and passion but with time things started to change and people started to take me a lot more serious. I went from doing shows where I had to pay to perform to getting paid to perform and winning competitions versus so many different musical acts. It wasn’t an easy journey and it’s still not over but it’s been a long time and I’m ready for what’s next.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am a music artist in every facet of the world. I am a songwriter/ recording artist for myself I go by MCRome, I am also a songwriter for Warner Brothers, I run a music studio, so I am also a music engineer and hip-hop/ rap producer. I work with tons of upcoming artists from the LA community and host songwriter camps and a monthly festival at our studio that we call Dreamfest as a way to give these artists a platform to express themselves.
What would you say have been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
Nipsey Hussle said it best hard work dedication + patience. Patience being the most important one because this life comes with many ups and downs but in time you can overcome it all.
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